Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Lisa Freeman

Professor

Nutrition, Nutritional Modification of Disease, Human-Animal Interaction
Nutrition

Campus Phone:
508-887-4696

Fax:
508-839-7922

Education

  • PhD - Tufts University School of Nutrition - 1996
  • DVM with thesis - Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine - 1991
  • BS - Tufts University - 1986

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Nutrition

Comparison of the nutrient composition of commercial dog milk replacers with that of dog milk

Author(s):Heinze, C.R. | Freeman, L.M. | Martin, C.R. | Power, M.L. | Fascetti, A.J.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Analysis of thiamine concentrations in commercial canned foods formulated for cats

Author(s):Markovich, J.E. | Freeman, L.M. | Heinze, C.R.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Feeding practices of dog breeders in the United States and Canada

Author(s):Connolly, K.M. | Heinze, C.R. | Freeman, L.M.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Comparison of serum fatty acid concentrations in cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and healthy controls

Author(s):Hall, D.J. | Freeman, L.M. | Rush, J.E. | Cunningham, S.M.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery

A randomized study assessing the effect of diet in cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Author(s):Freeman, L.M. | Rush, J.E. | Cunningham, S.M. | Bulmer, B.J.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Current knowledge about the risks and benefits of raw meat-based diets for dogs and cats

Author(s):Freeman, L.M. | Chandler, M.L. | Hamper, B.A. | Weeth, L.P.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Association between subcutaneous fat thickness measured on thoracic radiographs and body condition score in dogs

Author(s):Linder, D.E. | Freeman, L.M. | Sutherland-Smith, J.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: American Journal of Veterinary Research

Status of selected nutrients in obese dogs undergoing caloric restriction

Author(s):Linder, D.E. | Freeman, L.M. | Holden, S.L. | Biourge, V. | German, A.J.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: BMC Veterinary Research

Thiamine deficiency in dogs and cats

Author(s):Markovich, J.E. | Heinze, C.R. | Freeman, L.M.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Short-Term Effects of Atorvastatin in Normal Dogs and Dogs with Congestive Heart Failure Due to Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease

Author(s):Cunningham, S.M. | Rush, J.E. | Freeman, L.M.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Comparison of complication rates in dogs with nasoesophageal versus nasogastric feeding tubes

Author(s):Yu, M.K. | Freeman, L.M. | Heinze, C.R. | Parker, V.J. | Linder, D.E.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Comparison of various solutions to dissolve critical care diet clots

Author(s):Parker, V.J. | Freeman, L.M.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Evaluation of a training course in focused echocardiography for noncardiology house officers

Author(s):Tse, Y.C. | Rush, J.E. | Cunningham, S.M. | Bulmer, B.J. | Freeman, L.M. | Rozanski, E.A.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Body size and metabolic differences in Maine Coon cats with and without hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Author(s):Freeman, L.M. | Rush, J.E. | Meurs, K.M. | Bulmer, B.J. | Cunningham, S.M.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery

Nutritional and microbial analysis of bully sticks and survey of opinions about pet treats

Author(s):Freeman, L.M. | Janecko, N. | Scott Weese, J.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Canadian Veterinary Journal

Assessment of commercial diets and recipes for home-prepared diets recommended for dogs with cancer

Author(s):Heinze, C.R. | Gomez, F.C. | Freeman, L.M.
Publication year: 2012
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Parenteral Nutrition

Author(s):Chan, D.L. | Freeman, L.M.
Publication year: 2012
Journal / Book title: Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders in Small Animal Practice

Assessment of methods of evaluating sarcopenia in old dogs

Author(s):Hutchinson, D. | Sutherland-Smith, J. | Watson, A.L. | Freeman, L.M.
Publication year: 2012
Journal / Book title: American Journal of Veterinary Research

Incorporating enteral nutrition into your practice

Author(s):Parker, V.J. | Freeman, L.M.
Publication year: 2012
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Medicine

Theoretical evaluation of risk for nutritional deficiency with caloric restriction in dogs

Author(s):Linder, D.E. | Freeman, L.M. | Morris, P. | German, A.J. | Biourge, V. | Heinze, C. | Alexander, L.
Publication year: 2012
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Quarterly

General Research Interests

Clinical nutrition. Nutritional modulation of cardiac disease, critical care nutrition, obesity

Research Interests by Area

Training Grants
  • NIH Interdisciplinary Research Training for Veterinarians; Accelerated Clinical Excellence (ACE) program (Nestle Purina)
Spontaneous Animal Disease Models
  • Obesity, nutritional support of the cancer patient, and renal failure.

Research Interests by Organ System and Disease

Cardiovascular Diseases and Nutrition
  • Role of nutrition in etiology and treatment of CV diseases
  • Morphometrics in cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Nutritional Basis of Diseases
  • Nutritional modulation of cardiac disease, critical care nutrition, obesity, feline cardiomyopathy as a model for human cardiomyopathies. Sarcopenia, genetic and nutritional factors for cardiac disease in dogs and cats, clinical nutrition, human-animal bond, critical care nutrition
Human Animal Interaction (HAI)
  • Animal assisted therapy. Human-animal bond.